R | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
According to writer/director Darren Aronofsky his inspirations for the film included Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel (1962) and Susan Griffin's 1978 book "Women and Nature".
After one of the sons is murdered, the Mother fails to call 911. All she does is clean up the crime scene and dispose of the evidence, making her complicit in the crime, something her character does not demonstrate in any other sense throughout the movie. Although the household is descending into bedlam, and her lack of control became increasingly uncomfortable for the viewer, the fact she did not protest the murder felt ill placed within the broader context of the film.
At the end of the credits a steady heartbeat is heard
AUD 697,113 (Australia) (17 September 2017)
$17,800,004 (USA) (26 October 2017)
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